Thursday, 30 April 2009

Why Ben Goldacre Is Better Than Sex

Because he is so darn reasonable and intelligent. Calling out both sides of the "We're All Going To Die/It's Just A Cold" side of the swine flu debate and telling them how it really is... we just don't know! So Keep Calm and Carry On!

P.S. Check out his blog and maybe learn something about stuff, like.

Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Flu Balls Again

Time for more of the really stupid things to come out from all this flu malarky. Let's start with something which I hope is a failed attempt at a joke on the BBC's Have Your Say

Added: Wednesday, 29 April, 2009, 08:35 GMT 09:35 UK

Yet more scaremongering. How can miniscule microbes possibly cause illness? Everyone knows that illness is caused by the miasma, so just stay away from smelly areas and you'll be fine. They said the millenium bug would kill us all, but it didn't.

harry leicester

The miasma seems to suggest a humourous take on other posters stupidity but the poor spelling and the mention of Y2K suggests perhaps he really is just stupid...

I think the Egyptians may not have been paying attention as they seem to think the world is suffering from the speedy spread of flu through pigs (who I assume fly business class). Is there a large pig importation business in Egypt? Whilst there's a Coptic Christian community I'm guessing as a mostly Muslim country it's not likely Mexico or America send many pigs over. I believe this may be what we call "overkill".

There's an argument in favour of continuing to call this outbreak swine flu if ever I saw one. What if we were all calling it Mexican flu? I shudder to think what might have happened to Egypt's Mexican tourists at the hands of these idiots.

Warning: The fundies have discovered swine flu and much amusement follows.

The Mystery in it all. Just remember there are Facilities(Labs) That Housed Terrible Strains of Viruses. And I do remember sometime back in the news where Mice were missing from a N.J. Lab Containmented with some Deadly Disease.
It always makes me Wonder when I hear about these Strange New Diseases, if they were not Man Made in Some Medical Lab, and Some Crazy Mad Scientist brought out to the Us Regular Citizens to see what would happen and how it will be Controlled. I know this sounds all Sci-Fiction...But, When Mice come up Missing and that wasn't the only news story in months past.
It makes me wonder....If, this isn't a Government Project?
Remember, O Preacher he was all about the White Man giving terrible Illnesses to Black PPl.

It also seems they've discovered the shift key helps with capital letters but sadly have yet to master the art.

Not to be left out the racists are onto it too!

I was actually going to make a post about this. I'm absolutely infuriated at how our worthless fucking government has handled it. In Mexico, they've issues statements telling people not to share food utensils, not to kiss, not to shake hands, to take precautions... here, they've said "Wash your hands". And that's it. There hasn't really even been any substantial public warning that I'm aware of. And, again, Obama is sitting around trying to figure out how to legalize millions of illegals.

I'm not eating out much right now, and I'll only go to a restaurant where I know for a fact immigrants aren't cooking the food. Which around here means almost entirely Asian food, because those are the only places near us that are family run and you can trust who's in the kitchen. Which is cool with me. I'm also avoiding raw foods, as you never know who may have handled them on the way to your plate.

Some people have even suggested that it could have been something started by Al Qaeda. It would be a brilliant plan... infect the US via Mexico, since there's no effective border. There's no proof of that, but it does seem ridiculous that the government isn't looking into it. Those people have been trying to modify the flu for years from what I understand.

Quemaqua, 13 Comments [4/26/2009 5:59:43 PM]

Isn't it wonderful how a crisis can bring us all together? Fingers crossed that should things take a course for the worse here in Britain we might be able to call upon a little bit of the Dunkirk/Blitz spirit to see us through...

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Monday, 27 April 2009

Flu Balls

As the virus spreads we can be sure of only one thing... people will continue to lie, exaggerate and bleat idiotically on the net. It's time for a trip into the land of the kooks...

"It's all psychological," said 20-year-old Edgar, an emo whose fringe covered most of his face. "I think it is a plot by the government to control us," he added, echoing a widespread sentiment that what the authorities say cannot be trusted. The Guardian

When will newspapers understand; people on the street do not make trustworthy or intelligent contributors.

Some "Have Your Say" gems

I go to church every Sunday and pray to God for strength , so im fully protected. God is with me, so all you non-believers must look for faith in Almighty God and be saved.

Mr Tomin, Bath

The idiocy of this statement is so blatant it hurts.

They say "new virus", I keep asking myself, if it is new, how come that they( who ever they are), already have the medicine, some tamiflu...Were "they" prepared? Was this planned? It seems to me that this is the story for Mulder and Scally...

ruzica, banja luka, bih

ruzica is a genius! How stupid we have all been! It's obvious this was planned because then the... or the... oh wait... but... erm... WHY???? Why would "the Government" do this?

Hmm. I smell diversion tactics by the government. On the same Monday morning that this is big news (the week after the laughable budget)- there is a news story about the security services recording all our communication online. Yet the biggest story is flu- of which people die of anyway whether it is a new strain or not. This story had gone un-noticed yet is this biggest infringement of civil liberty I seen seen for years. Are you afraid of flu or big brother watching your every move for life?

[wooleywoolhead], Newcastle

So desperate was she to cover up her draconian, and disgusting, new rules, Jacqui Smith infected some Mexicans with Swine Flu so it'd be the top story on the very day she announced the new rules. Or not.

Well it appears that the Fema Camps in the US will get to try out all of those plastic coffins after all. Bio weapon ? could be, a very quick way to rid yourself of all of those people who dare to ask for equality and accountability from our elected leaders. Question we should be asking is why has this spread so quickly and mutated already? CDC in Atlanta have yet to release any real data, but as an arm of the federal bicep no surprise there. Get to the hills with your nearest and dearest.

marco, Munich

I'm glad someone's keeping their head in this crisis.

"This is all caused by people who eat meat. If the world's population were vegetarians then this and many of the other problems in the world would go away."

Rabbit food 4 life, London

So who's to blame for the E.coli spinach outbreak a while back? Huh... VEGGIES! I KNEW IT! BURN THEM ALL!

I am concerned about the suddenness of this variety of flu.I am also wondering if anybody is concerned with the migrant workers picking our fruit and vegetables.It is almost strawberry season here and there are a lot of mexican pickers.It seems to me that this would be an easy avenue to spread the disease. Patrick

Patrick Mula, kingsport

First it was the meat eaters, now it's the fruit pickers.

Most don't know that this virus was bio-engineered in a US lab & was being planned to be released for months now. Its part of the bigger plan to depopulate the planet, and since Bird Flu didn't do the trick, 'they' are now trying this. One should be extremely wary of taking vaccinations, as this is part of the strategy - they may well be 'tainted' with the virus itself! And did you notice the number of chemical trails all over London skies in the last few weeks? Well, what were 'they' spraying?

James, Warm

You know what after reading through these I'm sorta starting to see why one might wish to depopulate our planet...

And the best until last...

JERUSALEM (AP) — The outbreak of swine flu should be renamed "Mexican" influenza in deference to Muslim and Jewish sensitivities over pork, said an Israeli health official Monday.

Deputy Health Minister Yakov Litzman said the reference to pigs is offensive to both religions and "we should call this Mexican flu and not swine flu," he told a news conference at a hospital in central Israel.

Both Judaism and Islam consider pigs unclean and forbid the eating of pork products.

Scientists are unsure where the new swine flu virus originally emerged, though it was identifed first in the United States. They say there is nothing about the virus that makes it "Mexican" and worry such a label would be stigmatizing.

Keep Calm and Carry On

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Tuesday, 21 April 2009

The Insidious Dishonesty Of The Morality Campaigners

Robert Peters, the president of Morality in Media, has blamed the "sexual revolution" (sorry I was never involved in any revolution, last I checked I just got to be a little more free than some of my predecessors) for all sorts of things including:

abortion, divorce, pornography, rape, sexual abuse of children, sexually transmitted diseases, trafficking in women and children, unwed teen mothers and more

Interesting choice of subjects there but I prefer to deal with crimes and "immoral acts" that one can easily count now and in the past in order to be able to judge how "moral" a society is. Given that until recently rape, paedophilia, sexual slavery and many other "immoralities" were kept quiet by the powers that be and by almost unintentional pressure by society at large it is hardly surprising one might believe the LIES of the morality campaigners. It is only now (following the empowerment of women, the birth of a strong media holding the justice system to account and the "sexual revolution" allowing taboo subjects finally to be discussed) that such crimes are being reported and dealt with in ever greater numbers. This is why they might appear to happen more often, it's an illusion created by a more ever present media.

Let's look at the real statistics of "immoral" America:

Serious violent crimes by young people: DOWN
Attempted and successful rape: DOWN
Murder: DOWN
Violent crime rates: LOWEST EVER RECORDED IN 2005

And gun crime, which he sort of blames via the "mass murders" he mentions: DOWN. When did it start to fall? Under Clinton.

And let's face it, would you rather live now or during the rather violent recent past of America (think '20s and earlier, you know before the "sexual revolution")?

When will people start to take these LIARS to task? These so called "moral" people will lie, cheat and do evil in order to progress their agenda, which is not to take us back to some NON-EXISTENT paradise past but to take us to a dark future where hope and joy have no place.

Live free, live well and be nice. That should be all that is required to be a "moral" person.

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Saturday, 18 April 2009

Iraq: Our Beacon Of Democracy and Freedom In The Middle East

Grainy footage taken on a mobile phone and widely distributed around Baghdad shows a terrified young Iraqi boy cowering and whimpering as men with a stick force him to strip, revealing women's underwear beneath his dishdasha (Arab robe).

"Why are you dressed as a girl?" roars one of the men, brandishing his stick as the youth removes his brassiere.

The sobbing boy, who appears to be about 12, tries to explain that his family made him do it to earn money, as they have no other source of income.

This boy has been abused by his parents, by paedophiles and now by homophobes. He is twelve years old. Where was he when this scene was filmed? A police post.

The BBC report is just one more report of semi-legal homphobic murder and abuse in Iraq. We destroyed a broadly secular Arab nationalist regime and replaced it with a broadly religious Muslim democracy. And these are the results.

Another blow for freedom thanks to Dubya and Bliar

Wednesday, 8 April 2009

What A Joke!

So I think we all knew there were chapels in most NHS hospitals. Hey I even had a vague idea there might have been chaplains. But stupidly, thinking too highly of the religious perhaps, I thought they must be volunteers from the local clergy.

Thanks to the National Secular Society, led by it's ever wonderful President Terry Sanderson, I now know differently. We, National Insurance payers, are funding those chaplains. Taking into account salaries only the NHS pays out £32m a year. But, even more shockingly, that equals an average of: £48,953 per chaplain. So for spreading lies (given that there are at least 4 different denominations of the Abrahamic religions even the fundies have to admit someone has to be lying!) and offering false hope we pay these people double the national average wage!

NSS president Terry Sanderson told BBC Radio 4's Today programme that the £40m figure was equivalent to employing 1,300 nurses or 2,645 cleaners.

2,645 cleaners? Imagine what benefits that could bring to the health of the patients in NHS hospitals!!!!!! Yet again the NHS panders to special interests (need we discuss alternative therapies).

NHS guidance notes all patients have a right to religious observance and that trusts should provide both faith representatives and places to pray.

Well all patients should have the right to contact and be visited by their delegated representative of their faith in hospital. But to keep with NHS policy either you need to employ representatives of every faith in existence in this country or surely the NHS is playing favourites and discriminating against those not of one of the "endorsed" faiths.

Stop discriminating against Pastafarians!!

Sunday, 5 April 2009

Iraq: Beacon Of Hope

Part of the plan for the Iraq invasion was to leave a democratic, prosperous nation who would serve as an example to neighbouring countries of what wonders democracy and freedom can achieve.

Thank God it seems to be working... or not!

6 gay men die in "honour killings"

Maybe their are emulating America a little too much?